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An account of an early October trip to Horseshoe Lake in The Enchantments, one of the most sublime experiences we have ever enjoyed, with its stunning mountains, Alpine Larches in rich gold, and unafraid Mountain Goats.

Our power went out before dawn, and we awoke to a slightly chilled house. It would get every colder over the next three days, as our veneer of civilization cracked under the weight of the ice.

Strange, hair-like ice formations were growing out of branches in our Olympic Peninsula yard, and I set out to determine exactly what caused these formations of hair ice.

We camped in the heart of The Enchantments, along an achingly beautiful body of water called Sprite Lakelet, where we were visited frequently by Mountain Goats. Cutthroat Trout swam in the cool waters and mountains towered above. It was heaven, or a good facsimile.

Night photography at Elizabeth Parker Hut in the Lake O’Hara region of Canada’s Yoho National Park.

Photography of the Lake O’Hara area of Canada’s Yoho National Park after an overnight snowstorm.

Photographs of Olympic National Park’s extraordinarily deep Lake Crescent in storm light.